M 5.5 in Solomon Is. on 20 Sep 2018 05:47 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -9.0038 , 158.3121
Event Date: 20 Sep 2018 05:47 UTC
20 Sep 2018 16:47 Local
Exposed Population: About 25000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hhfi
Inserted at: 20 Sep 2018 06:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.6 (Solomon Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hhfi Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.18  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1228973 0 20 Sep 2018 05:47 5.5M, 10km 4.23 30 thousand 00:19 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands ,of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1228973 -9.004/158.312 5.5 10 4.23 20 Sep 2018 06:07 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1228973 -9.004/158.312 5.5 10 4.23 20 Sep 2018 07:50 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 3000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 120000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Saira Solomon Islands Village5 - 47 km
Nineveh Solomon Islands Village5 - 56 km
Halisi Solomon Islands Village5 - 58 km
Seghe Solomon Islands Village5 - 67 km
Mbareho Solomon Islands Village5 - 73 km
Mbuinitusu Solomon Islands Village5 - 73 km
Tetemara Solomon Islands Village5 - 85 km
Yandina Solomon Islands Village5 - 104 km
Hapai Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Vanikuva Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Harai Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Mburuku Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Eghelo Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Judaea Solomon Islands Village5 - 123 km
Canaan Solomon Islands Village5 - 126 km
Mbiula Solomon Islands Village5 - 128 km
Hovoro Solomon Islands Village5 - 128 km
Samasodu Point Solomon Islands Village5 - 131 km
Dedeu Solomon Islands Village5 - 131 km
Hofovo Solomon Islands Village5 - 132 km
Litoghahira Solomon Islands Village5 - 133 km
Kukudu Solomon Islands Village5 - 134 km
Ilangana Solomon Islands Village5 - 135 km
Kokenggolo Solomon Islands Village5 - 139 km
Tuarugu Solomon Islands Village5 - 140 km
Filuo Solomon Islands Village5 - 141 km
Mbanga Solomon Islands Village5 - 144 km
Bahi Solomon Islands Village5 - 146 km
Maravovo Solomon Islands Village5 - 146 km
Biluro Solomon Islands Village5 - 147 km
Naro Solomon Islands Village5 - 147 km
Hularu Solomon Islands Village5 - 148 km
Ghaningangao Solomon Islands Village5 - 149 km
Haliupai Solomon Islands Village5 - 149 km
Veralevuha Solomon Islands Village5 - 150 km
Bolitei Solomon Islands Village5 - 150 km
Menakasapa Solomon Islands Village5 - 150 km
Kau Solomon Islands Village5 - 150 km
Mandou Solomon Islands Village5 - 151 km
Susubona Solomon Islands Village5 - 151 km
Taba Solomon Islands Village5 - 151 km
Chochokiki Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Tangarare Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Chamburu Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Kologhodu Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Chahoga Solomon Islands Village5 - 154 km
Kava Solomon Islands Village5 - 155 km
Mbarasipo Solomon Islands Village5 - 156 km
Chapuru Solomon Islands Village5 - 156 km
Zuzuao Point Solomon Islands Village5 - 157 km
Hoverihi Solomon Islands Village5 - 158 km
Vatupilei Solomon Islands Village5 - 159 km
Kia Solomon Islands Village5 - 160 km
Mbomboe Solomon Islands Village5 - 161 km
Vona Vona I Solomon Islands Village5 - 161 km
Ghoveo Solomon Islands Village5 - 163 km
Loalonga Solomon Islands Village5 - 163 km
Suavanao Solomon Islands Village5 - 163 km
Petupai Solomon Islands Village5 - 164 km
Lamuas Solomon Islands Village5 - 164 km
Konggau Solomon Islands Village5 - 164 km
Reko Solomon Islands Village5 - 166 km
Fupukuna Solomon Islands Village5 - 167 km
Kusini Solomon Islands Village5 - 167 km
Barora Fa I Solomon Islands Village5 - 169 km
Veranaue Solomon Islands Village5 - 170 km
Ouitcho Solomon Islands Village5 - 170 km
Aruliho Solomon Islands Village5 - 170 km
Guranja Solomon Islands Village5 - 170 km
Boitsatsu Solomon Islands Village5 - 171 km
Buala Solomon Islands Village5 2600 people 171 km
Kunji Solomon Islands Village5 - 171 km
Takatakati Solomon Islands Village5 - 172 km
Kimage Solomon Islands Village5 - 173 km
Dhadhaje Solomon Islands Village5 - 173 km
Koraga Solomon Islands Village5 - 174 km
Sepi Solomon Islands Village5 - 175 km
Lokiha Solomon Islands Village5 - 177 km
Tatamba Solomon Islands Village5 - 178 km
Vuluva Solomon Islands Village5 - 179 km
Saua Solomon Islands Village5 - 179 km
Sidu Solomon Islands Village5 - 181 km
Kakambona Solomon Islands Village5 - 182 km
Honiara Solomon Islands Capital 55000 people 186 km
Lungga Solomon Islands Village5 - 196 km
Tutuva Solomon Islands Village5 - 203 km
Nalitata Solomon Islands Village5 - 206 km
Sopanitogha Solomon Islands Village5 - 209 km
Ambuavao Solomon Islands Village5 - 214 km
Ghorambau Solomon Islands Village5 - 217 km
Komuvadha Solomon Islands Village5 - 218 km
Tenakea Solomon Islands Village5 - 222 km
Komukea Solomon Islands Village5 - 223 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Sege EGM 3 0
Viru QVU unknown 0
Yandina XYA unknown 0
Munda MUA 3 0
Barora RRI unknown 0
Ringi Cove RIN unknown 0
Savo SVY unknown 0
Kukundu KUE unknown 0
Henderson International HIR 9 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Viru Harbour SBVIU Soloman Islands
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands
Lever Harbor Soloman Islands
Allardyce Harbour SBALB Soloman Islands
Port Noro SBNOR Soloman Islands
Ringi Cove SBRIN Soloman Islands
Gojoruru Point Soloman Islands
Honiara SBHIR Soloman Islands
Gizo Is SBGZO Soloman Islands

More information

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